How to Make Dry Shampoo at Home
Hello Gorgeous Ladies,
Remember the last time when your alarm clock did not buzz and you woke up late and were in a hurry to rush somewhere and you didn’t have time to wash your hair? Dry shampoo comes to rescue in these situations. It is quick, easy and hassle free to use a dry shampoo when you are having a bad hair day and you don’t have time to wash your hair (I know it’s really irritating to be carrying around oily/unmanageable hair throughout the day). I did some research and figured out few ways of making dry shampoo at home. Today I will be demonstrating a simple solution to this problem. Just read along to make your own dry shampoo at home using easily available ingredients. 🙂
Dry Shampoo are designed to work without water. They are typically based on powders such as starch, silica or talc, and are intended to physically absorb excess sebum from the hair before being brushed out. Those with dark hair may prefer to use brown powders such as cocoa or carob powder. (Wikipedia)
I will be penning down 4 different methods. You can choose whichever you like 🙂
Things you will need:
• Cocoa powder.
• Wheat flour and salt.
• Oatmeal and Baking soda.
• Fuller’s earth or any other clay.
Steps for making dry shampoo at home:
Take a little bit of cocoa powder on your fingers and dab it using your fingers on the roots of your greasy hair that need attention. Blend it through your hair evenly till you can see visible reduction in greasiness. This cocoa powder will absorb the excess oil and dirt. Finally brush your hair. You will notice that this works great and reduces the greasiness to a great extent. It also gives a little bit of volume to the hair. Cocoa powder works best for dark hair as it won’t leave on a white film which other white colored dry shampoos might do. For those who have light/medium colored hair, can try cornflour instead of cocoa powder. The cocoa powder even leaves a yummy chocolate smell which solves one more problem of your hair smelling weird I personally prefer this method over all others and simply love the outcome.
Combine wheat flour and salt in 2:1 ratio (e.g. for 1 teaspoon of wheat flour, add ½ teaspoon of salt). Store this mixture in a salt cellar and use it as described above instead of cocoa powder as your dry shampoo. Wheat flour also works good on dark hair.
Grind the oatmeal and make a course powder. Combine powdered oatmeal and baking soda in 1:1 ratio (e.g. for 1 teaspoon of powdered oatmeal, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda). Store this mixture in a salt cellar and use it as described above instead of cocoa powder as your dry shampoo.
Dab some fuller’s earth as described in Method 1 instead of cocoa powder on the roots of your hair. (This is my least preferred option because sometimes fuller’s earth can leave behind an unwanted smell)
Tip: If you want your hair to smell nice after you use your home-made dry shampoo, here’s a trick! 😉 Just spray a tiny amount of perfume on your hair brush and then brush your hair with this brush. A small amount of perfume will not harm your hair. 🙂
Dry shampoo is a quick fix for your bad hair day when you don’t have time to wash your hair. The ingredients needed are easily available and this is a cheaper alternative to store bought dry shampoos. Store bought dry shampoos are mostly white in color (made from cornflour) and tend to leave a white film on your hair after application if you have dark hair. So by customizing the ingredients depending on your hair color home can ward off this problem. So go ahead beautiful ladies and give this a try and say goodbye to bad hair days. 🙂